Snake Removal Services
How Many Florida Snakes Are Poisonous?
Only six (6) of Florida’s Forty-six (46) native snake species are venomous or poisonous. Thirty-five (35) species of those slithery reptiles are located in the Central Florida region.
The poisonous ones are:
- the eastern coral snake
- the southern copperhead
- the cottonmouth
- the eastern diamondback rattlesnake
- the timber rattlesnake
- the dusky pygmy rattlesnake
Most Florida snakes are harmless and beneficial. For example they help remove extra rodent populations. Even the venomous species are not particularly dangerous unless stepped on or otherwise provoked. Killing a snake should be a measure of LAST RESORT!
Keep You Eyes Open For Possible Invitations To Snakes
The frequent sighting of snakes near dwellings or out-buildings may indicate the presence of mice or other rodents. Removal of brush, lumber or other debris accumulations will discourage both rodents and snakes.
Keep The Area Clean And Free Of Temptations
Mice and rats like to feed on the spilled bird seed under feeders. Pet foods scraps are another source for snakes to sneak up on mice and rats. These areas should also be policed regularly.
Of course we will not address the Python invasion here. Just watch the news to keep up with this ever increasing threat.
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